Praying for Mikey

Just wanted to let you know that I’m praying to GOD for you today in light of the fact that you’re probably going to HELL…

Pitching a fit when a retired Army man is going to be the speaker at Riley Air Force Base.  What are you so afraid of Mr. Weinstein?
Sounds to me like you’re mighty afraid of what GOD can and will do if you allow people to speak of their faith to others.
But, I’m still praying for you.  God says for me to pray for my enemies and you are surely one of them.  Have a good day and GOD BLESS YOU.
(name withheld)

 


Dear (name withheld)

If your god is all powerful, he must have wanted Mr. Boykin to be shunned.  That means it was his will for us to win, and your position is antithetical to his master plan. In accordance with your theology, we are a medium of the imposition of God’s will.

Savor that thought for a minute and get back to me.

Cheers,

Blake A Page
Military Religious Freedom Foundation
Special Assistant to the President
Director of US Army Affairs


 Dear (name withheld),

Mikey isn’t going to hell.

 

“For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes. For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.” Romans 11:25-29

 

The Jewish people are still the beloved of the Father.

 

Lt. Gen. Boykin is an Islamophobe, anti-Semitic, anti-LGBT, Commander-in-Chief basher, hateful, Dominionist Christian and believes that our military is Christian and all of our wars are holy wars.

 

The very people he hates are some of the soldiers at Ft. Riley and for him to speak at a Christian prayer breakfast will cause division and hatred on base.

 

Army Secretary Eric Fanning is the first openly gay leader of any U.S. military branch. While serving in the Obama administration, Fanning has been the acting secretary of the Air Force and deputy undersecretary of the Navy. He also served as special assistant to Secretary of Defense Ash Carter.

 

To invite Boykin to speak on an Army base against the Secretary of the Army concerning his gay lifestyle is egregious, against military protocol and against his Civil Rights.

 

On September 12, 2011 “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was repealed and Boykin should not be allowed to drag this back up.

 

Our military is secular under the Establishment Clause of the Constitution and Supreme Court laws Reynolds v. U.S., Lemon v. Kurtzman, the Lemon Test, Parker v. Levy and our Civil Rights laws.

 

Boykin’s anti-Muslim statements go back to 2003 when, as deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence, he spoke in uniform (against military law) at a number of churches making statements that we were in a holy war with Islam.

 

The most infamous of these anti-Muslim statements was when he said, referring to battling a Muslim warlord in Somalia:

“I knew my God was bigger than his. I knew that my God was a real God and his was an idol.”

 

At another one of these church appearances, he compared the war on terror to a Christian war against Satan.

 

Boykin’s making these statements in uniform (against the law) led to a Pentagon investigation, which found that he had violated military regulations by failing to make clear he was not speaking in an official capacity when speaking at these churches.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/general-faulted-for-satan-speeches/

 

Boykin was also publicly rebuked by President Bush for his anti-Muslim statements:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2003/oct/28/20031028-113316-6459r/

 

Boykin publicly stated in 2010 that Islam “should not be protected under the First Amendment” because “those following the dictates of the Quran are under an obligation to destroy our Constitution and replace it with sharia law.”

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/boykin-islam-should-not-be-protected-under-first-amendment

 

Every American citizen – regardless of their faith – is protected under the First Amendment whether he likes it or not.

 

In 2012, Boykin was forced to withdraw from speaking at a prayer breakfast at West Point because of his Islamophobic statements:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/31/us/lt-gen-william-boykin-known-for-anti-muslim-remarks-cancels-west-point-talk.html?_r=3

 

In 2014, he was caught on a hot mic accusing President Obama of using “subliminal messages” to promote the agenda of al-Qaeda.

He has also, on many occasions, spread conspiracy theories about President Obama, such as claiming that Obama, through health care legislation, intended to raise a force that he compared to the Nazi Brownshirts:

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/boykin-exposes-obamas-health-care-conspiracy-build-his-brownshirt-army

 

In 2014, he said while speaking at one event that Jesus would be coming back toting an AR-15:

“The Lord is a warrior and in Revelation 19 it says when he comes back, he’s coming back as what? A warrior. A might warrior leading a mighty army, riding a white horse with a blood-stained white robe … I believe that blood on that robe is the blood of his enemies ‘cause he’s coming back as a warrior carrying a sword. And I believe now – I’ve checked this out – I believe that sword he’ll be carrying when he comes back is an AR-15.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/20/general-boykin-gun-jesus_n_4826089.html

 

He also “jokingly” blamed the Jews for all the world’s problems, saying, “The Jews are the problem. The Jews are the cause of all the problems in the world.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/12/jerry-boykin-jews_n_4952126.html

 

In addition to his bigoted Islamophobic and antisemitic remarks, he has also made anti-LGBT statements, among other things calling the military’s repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” the “absolute destruction of our military readiness and our military morale.”

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/year-homophobia-ten-worst-anti-lgbt-stories-2014

 

This has not happened.

 

We are neither an atheist organization nor are we anti-Christian. Mikey is Jewish (and prays to the same Father we do 3 times a day) and 80% of the Board, Advisory Board, volunteers and supporters of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) are Christians. In fact, 96% of our 45,000+ soldier clients are Christians – Catholics, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Methodist, Lutherans, Baptists, etc. We fight for the rights of these Christians more than any other religion but it never makes the news.

 

Thank you for your prayers.

 

Blessings,

 

Pastor Joan

MRFF Advisory Board Member


 

Sorry; you’re not going to get me to change my mind.  Islam and Muslims are a threat to this country; have you forgotten 911?  Read your Bible about being gay or lesbian… they’re trying to shove it down people’s throats; changing bathrooms, parades, etc.  If they have to lead that kind of life; keep it quiet and quit causing problems because the only one they will have to answer is God Almighty; not me or anyone else.

And, so now; Mikey Weinstein thinks “he’s the deliverer”…. give me a break.  He, too, will have to face God one day; good luck with that one.

so, now; stop sending me e-mails.

p.s.  Which bathroom will you  let your children go to ?????

(name withheld)


Dear (name withheld),

Thanks for your concern, but nobody here is headed for hell.

Our objection to the “retired Army man” speaking at Riley Air Force base had nothing to do with fear of God or what God can do. If you think God is speaking through a homophobic, Islamophobic, Christian-supremacist zealot then you have a different view of God than do most believers.

Mr. Boykin is free to spread his poison anyplace that wants to hear it, but he has no place spewing it at a U.S. military-sponsored event because that would mean the U.S. Government was endorsing it.

Fortunately, though you apparently didn’t see the danger in his speaking there, the authorities in charge recognized their error and saw that a change was made.

If his is the kind of religion you want to hear preached I’m sure there are many who would be happy to supply it, but as long as the MRFF is in existence it will not be done by the U.S. military.

Mike Farrell

(MRFF Board of Advisors)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 Comment

  1. G

    Dear Name Withheld:

    Stop sending hateful emails to the MRFF, and they will be more than happy not to respond to you; however, if you insisted on sending emails to them, they will reply in kind and will come down on you like a ton of bricks.

    P. S. you will be facing your God as well for doing the devil’s work instead of God’s work.

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